Post Conviction: Getting your conviction removed
Seeking Post Conviction Relief
There are many reasons to get a conviction removed, including getting better employment, avoiding deportation, etc. McColl is experienced in removing convictions by filing an application for a writ of habeas corpus. The purpose of the application is to set aside (or cancel) a state or federal conviction. It is filed either after an appeal or after a conviction when there was not an appeal. The legal basis can include many things, but, typically, it is a Constitutional defect in the process, such as ineffective assistance of counsel. A lawyer can be ineffective for many reasons.
Benefits of having your conviction removed
Regaining your freedom, restoration of the right to vote, use a firearm, apply for realtor license, etc. – The intangible benefits of setting aside (or cancelling) a felony conviction include restoring the ability of the client to vote; to possess and enjoy the use of firearms for home protection or sport; to apply for jobs without having to disclose any prior conviction; to apply for and be eligible to successfully obtain professional licenses applicable to being a realtor, an attorney, a medical doctor, etc.; to serve on a jury; to be a notary, etc.
Basis to set aside a conviction
Example of a basis to set aside your conviction: Was your trial counsel a bad lawyer? – A typical basis to set aside (or cancel) a conviction is that your lawyer did not provide "effective assistance of counsel," which the Constitution requires in a criminal case. Some of the serious omissions that a lawyer can make are as follows: Failure to investigate the case; failure to interview witnesses; failure to file a particular critical motion or motions; failure to object to inadmissible evidence or to flagrantly improper jury argument, etc. (click on link for further information).
Contact us for Post Conviction Relief
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